House trailer on U.S. 30 damaged by fire

LISBON – U.S. Route 30 was closed from Depot to County Home roads for a short time Monday morning as members of the Lisbon and Hanover Township fire departments responded to a trailer fire.

About 6:30 a.m., Lisbon firefighters were dispatched to the house trailer located on Robert Crosser’s farm. The trailer was occupied by Chuck Anderson, who was not home at the time of the fire.

According to Lisbon Lt. Paul Gresh, the fire was contained in a spare bedroom but the home contained heavy smoke damage throughout. The cause is undetermined at this time.

Members of the Hanover Township department responded for mutual aid.

The scene was also the site of a two-vehicle accident, with a passerby striking the personal vehicle of Hanover Township firefighter Matt Vickroy. Vickroy’s 2005 Chevy Silverado was pulled off the road with its flashers on when a 2004 Pontiac G6 driven by Ashley Cumberledge of Mentor struck it.

According to highway patrol trooper Paul Gerke, Cumberledge said the smoke from the fire limited her vision and that she did slow down because of it. Damage to both vehicles was considerable.